Funnel cloud spotted in WNY after tornado warning

CASSADAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A tornado warning issued Friday evening for Dunkirk, Fredonia and Westfield brought a report of a funnel cloud over Chautauqua County.

“If you’re wondering what a funnel cloud is, it’s basically: picture a tornado, but it doesn’t actually touch the ground,” Chief 4 Warn Meteorologist Todd Santos said. “It’s spinning, kind of lowering out of the base of the cloud, but doesn’t quite get to the ground.”

No tornados have been reported from the storm. The funnel cloud was spotted near Rt. 60 in Cassadaga.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for part of Chautauqua County near Lake Erie on Friday that expired at 6:30 p.m. and was replaced with a severe thunderstorm warning.

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